31 days in Argentina Itinerary

31 days in Argentina Itinerary

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31 days in Argentina Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Fly:  19​h
Buenos Aires
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
Tandil
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
Mar del Plata
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
Ushuaia
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h
El Calafate
— 3 nights
bus:  3​h
El Chalten
— 3 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  7​h
San Carlos de Bariloche
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Villa La Angostura
— 1 night
+2
bus + Fly + taxi:  10​h 30​min
Cafayate
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Salta
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
Province of Jujuy
— 2 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  22​h
End: Vancouver

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Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires ©
Cultural capital of South America, Buenos Aires remains one of the largest cities on the continent, serving as a point of departure for exploring the rest of the country.
Buenos Aires is known for nightlife, historic sites, museums, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Parque 3 de Febrero, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Metropolitana, explore the engaging exhibits at Museo de los Ninos, and admire the striking features of El Ateneo Grand Splendid.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Buenos Aires attractions planner .

Vancouver, Canada to Buenos Aires is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. Traveling from Vancouver to Buenos Aires, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. May in Buenos Aires sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can go by car to Tandil.

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Recoleta Cemetery
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Parque 3 de Febrero

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Tandil

Tandil ©
Nestled in the foothills of the nearby mountain range, the town of Tandil offers a solid combination of big-city energy and small-town tranquility.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Monte Calvario and Piedra Movediza. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Lago y Dique del Fuerte, get some fabulous bargains at Dulces de Titti, tour the pleasant surroundings at Parque Independencia, and pause for some photo ops at Monumento a Don Quijote de la Mancha en Tandil.

For other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Tandil trip tool .

Drive from Buenos Aires to Tandil in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Buenos Aires in May, expect a bit cooler with lows of 5°C in Tandil. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Mar del Plata.

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Parque Independencia ©
Parque Independencia
Lago y Dique del Fuerte ©
Lago y Dique del Fuerte
Piedra Movediza ©
Piedra Movediza

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Mar del Plata

Mar del Plata ©
Drenched in sunshine and fringed by wide expanses of sandy coastline, Mar del Plata stands out as one of Argentina's most popular vacation resorts.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mar del Plata Cathedral, then admire the striking features of Torreon del Monje, then don't miss a visit to Torre Tanque, and finally contemplate the long history of Centro Cultural Villa Victoria Ocampo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Varese, then make a trip to Cementerio de La Loma Mar del Plata, and then stroll through Parque Gral San Martin.

To find photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Mar del Plata trip planning site .

Drive from Tandil to Mar del Plata in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May in Mar del Plata, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Ushuaia.

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Playa Varese ©
Playa Varese
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Torre Tanque

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days
Ushuaia

Ushuaia ©
Often called the "End of the World" because of its position on the southernmost tip of South America, the expanding city of Ushuaia serves as both a busy commercial port and attractive tourist hub.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lago Roca and Galeria Tematica Historia Fueguina. The adventure continues: grab your bike and head to Ushuaia Bay, see the interesting displays at Museo Maritimo y del Presidio de Ushuaia, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de la Merced, and step off the mainland to explore Isla de Los Pajaros.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Ushuaia online visit planner .

Fly from Mar del Plata to Ushuaia in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Mar del Plata in May, expect Ushuaia to be a bit cooler, temps between 7°C and 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to El Calafate.

Things to do in Ushuaia

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Lago Roca
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Laguna Esmeralda ©
Laguna Esmeralda
Lago Roca ©
Lago Roca
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Ushuaia Bay

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El Calafate

El Calafate ©
El Calafate tourism thrives mostly thanks to the city's proximity to a World Heritage-listed national park, famed for containing over 40 large glaciers.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kayaking & Canoeing and Puerto de Frutos. Change things up with a short trip to Perito Moreno Glacier in Los Glaciares National Park (about 1h 30 min away). Spend the 15th (Tue) exploring nature at Parque Nacional Los Glaciares.

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You can fly from Ushuaia to El Calafate in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 6°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to take a bus to El Chalten.

Things to do in El Calafate

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Side Trip

Perito Moreno Glacier
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Perito Moreno Glacier ©
Perito Moreno Glacier
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares ©
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares
Kayaking & Canoeing

2
days
El Chalten

El Chalten ©
Nestled up against the hills of the Los Glaciares National Park, El Chalten serves as one of the nation's most bustling hubs for hikers and backpackers heading out into the wild landscape of southern Patagonia.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): hike along Miradores Los Condores y Las Aguilas, explore the activities along Laguna Capri, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Torre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Fri): admire the sheer force of Salto El Chorrillo, then take in the dramatic natural features at Glaciar Huemul, and then stop by Marcopolo Bookstore.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the El Chalten day trip site .

You can take a bus from El Calafate to El Chalten in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

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Laguna Torre ©
Laguna Torre
Laguna Capri ©
Laguna Capri
Salto El Chorrillo ©
Salto El Chorrillo

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San Carlos de Bariloche

Nestled against the foothills of the Andes, scenic San Carlos de Bariloche hugs the southern shore of Nahuel Huapi Lake and ranks among Argentina's top destinations for active outdoor vacations.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Puerto Blest y Cascada de los Cantaro and Parque Nahuelito. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Museo del Lago Gutierrez, savor the flavors at Chocolates Rapanui, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capilla San Eduardo.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our San Carlos de Bariloche trip maker tool .

Getting from El Chalten to San Carlos de Bariloche by combination of bus and flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in San Carlos de Bariloche are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Villa La Angostura.

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River Rafting & Tubing
Puerto Blest y Cascada de los Cantaro ©
Museo del Lago Gutierrez ©
Museo del Lago Gutierrez

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Villa La Angostura

Villa La Angostura ©
A trip to Villa La Angostura leads to the lush "Garden of Patagonia," where the scenic backdrop features pristine forests, lakes, and mountains.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): stop by Benroth Chocolates, contemplate the waterfront views at Rio Correntoso, and then take some stellar pictures from Mirador Lago Traful.

To find ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Villa La Angostura route maker website .

Traveling by car from San Carlos de Bariloche to Villa La Angostura takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Villa La Angostura are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Cafayate.

Things to do in Villa La Angostura

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Side Trip

Mirador Lago Traful
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Rio Correntoso ©
Rio Correntoso
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Mirador Lago Traful
Benroth Chocolates ©
Benroth Chocolates

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Cafayate

Cafayate ©
Nestled in one of the country's major wine regions, Cafayate and the surrounding area remain a top vacation destination throughout the year.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Nuestra Senora del Rosario, make a trip to Quebrada del Rio de las Conchas, then take in the dramatic natural features at La Garganta del Diablo, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at El Anfiteatro. On the 26th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Museo de la Vid y el Vino de Cafayate, Salta, Argentina and then explore the ancient world of Quilmes Ruins (Ruinas de Quilmes).

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Cafayate day trip app .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and taxi from Villa La Angostura to Cafayate takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can go by car to Salta.

Things to do in Cafayate

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Quilmes Ruins (Ruinas de Quilmes)
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La Garganta del Diablo ©
La Garganta del Diablo
Quilmes Ruins (Ruinas de Quilmes) ©
Quilmes Ruins (Ruinas de Quilmes)

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Salta

Salta ©
Salta boasts a vibrant social life and array of informative museums appealing to visitors looking for a memorable cultural experience.
On the 27th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Monumento General Martín Miguel de Güemes and then take in the awesome beauty at Cuesta del Obispo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Mon): examine the collection at Salta Cabildo, then make a trip to Plaza 9 de Julio, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia San Francisco, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Virgen de los Tres Cerritos.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Salta trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from Cafayate to Salta by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Salta are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to catcht the bus to Province of Jujuy.

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Iglesia San Francisco ©
Iglesia San Francisco
Virgen de los Tres Cerritos ©
Virgen de los Tres Cerritos
Salta Cabildo ©
Salta Cabildo

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Province of Jujuy

Province of Jujuy ©
San Salvador de Jujuy, commonly known as Jujuy and locally often referred to as San Salvador, is the capital city of Jujuy Province in northwest Argentina. Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): admire nature's extreme beauty at Salinas Grandes. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Algarrobo Historico, make a trip to Plaza 9 de Julio, then cruise along Quebrada de Humahuaca, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Cerro Morado.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Province of Jujuy travel route builder tool .

Traveling by bus from Salta to Province of Jujuy takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May, daily temperatures in Province of Jujuy can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

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Salinas Grandes ©
Salinas Grandes
Quebrada de Humahuaca ©
Quebrada de Humahuaca
Plaza 9 de Julio ©
Plaza 9 de Julio

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